Seen from Lewin's Mead
Shown within Bristol
|Former names||Froomsgate House|
|Town or city||Bristol|
|Owner||Froomsgate House Realty Ltd|
|Landlord||Hartnell Taylor Cook LLP|
|Height||63 m (207 ft)|
|Floor area||1,368 m2 (14,730 sq ft)|
|Design and construction|
|Main contractor||Laing Development|
Froomsgate House was completed in 1971 as a 15-storey office building. The building had 1,368 m2 (14,730 sq ft) of office space and was serviced by three lifts. There were also three floors of car-parking. The building was owned by Froomsgate House Realty Ltd and managed by Hartnell Taylor Cook LLP. The name derives from an ancient city gate by the River Frome which once stood on the site. Notable tenants include the Crown Prosecution Service Southwest.
On the first floor of the building is a mosaic mural map, the Froomsgate Map, executed by artist Phillipa Threlfall. This artwork was commissioned by the developer Laing Development owned by John Laing plc. The map depicts the surrounding area in 1673 as originally shown in James Millerd's map of that date. It is sited on the first floor as it was originally envisaged that Froomsgate House would be linked to other surrounding buildings by elevated walkways.
In 2014, Fusion Students, a property developer, converted and redeveloped the building into 480 bed student accommodation. It involved adding two new floors to the on top of existing roof level of the building. The accommodation building includes three to six-bedroom apartments, studio flats, a gym, a concierge service, a cinema, games area and off-street parking.
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